Article Archive

Intel Community Makes Peace

Contrary to precedent, analysts have taken an active role in Iranian diplomacy.

January 17, 2014

Turkey in Conflict

Ankara’s domestic struggles could pose severe risks for the West.

January 15, 2014

Where Is Robert Levinson?

CIA freelancer disappears in Iran—and Russian and Israeli gangsters are among the suspects.

December 31, 2013

CIA’s ‘Colossal Flop’

Why having officers pose as businessmen overseas is a bad idea.

December 17, 2013

The Hollywood Spy

The producer of “Pretty Woman” helped Israel build its nuclear arsenal.

December 4, 2013

The NFL’s Feel-Good Jingoism

America’s “civic religion” forgets the soldiers in its celebrations.

November 22, 2013

Quitting Over Syria

How the behind-the-scenes threat of an intel revolt helped prevent war.

November 13, 2013

NSA Blowback

Why the agency went overboard spying on allies—and what damage has been done.

November 8, 2013

Spy vs. Spy: Iran, Turkey, and Israel Edition

Turkey is fertile ground for Iran-related intelligence operations, and Israel recently blew one.

October 22, 2013

How Washington Tipped Off al-Qaeda

Seemingly authorized leaks have done far more damage than Snowden’s revelations.

October 8, 2013

CIA’s Deadly Cultural Ignorance

Fear of officers “going native” keeps our intelligence agencies ill-informed about Somalia, Syria, and other trouble spots.

September 25, 2013

What’s the Evidence Behind the Case for War?

5 questions Obama needs to answer about Syria and WMD

September 9, 2013

Flying Blind in Egypt

Cairo’s counter-intelligence has left U.S. policymakers in the dark.

August 28, 2013

How al-Qaeda Succeeded Last Week

Even the threat of terror attacks was enough to shut down U.S. embassies—and reveal a fearful Washington.

August 14, 2013

Who Can Control Israel’s Arms Dealers?

Turkey too resells American weapons and military secrets for a profit—and that’s a loss to our security.

August 1, 2013

Edward Snowden Is No Traitor

Why treason charges against the NSA whistleblower don’t hold up

July 16, 2013

How America Eavesdrops on Allies

The NSA’s global surveillance power is unmatched—and even our friends are uneasy.

July 5, 2013

Turkish Spring

The CIA and State Department were caught flatfooted by protests against the Erdogan government.

June 26, 2013

Pope Francis and the Vatican’s ‘Gay Lobby’

The pontiff wasn’t referring to sex and blackmail, but a subculture of corruption within the Holy See.

June 18, 2013